OP 15362-20

(Documentary Artifact): Two b/w photographic prints of Valencio Segundo carrying a bundle of roasted mescal on his back in front of a brush shelter. He wears a basket hat, striped-print shirt, pants, and woven sandals.

Notes on verso of print :
Image 1: OP 15362-20 / 86:15900-489/ IN REF BOOK / [Possibly written by Davis:] Valencio Segundo/ packing baked/ Mescal – Ind. Cañon/ near Coyote/ 1904
Image 2: OP 15362-20 (subst) / 86:15900-489/ IN REF BOOK

According to additional information provided on 12/2011 by a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: The roasted mescal is the core of the agave plant. It covered and roasted over coals in a deep stone-lined pit in the ground. The tray at his feet may be more roasted agave/mescal pieces.